Hurricane City: New Orleans
Strip the City uses stunning CGI animation to strip the hurricane city - New Orleans layer by layer to explore the secret technology and infrastructure that keeps it running.
New Orleans is standing on the edge of disaster. Built along the banks of the mighty Mississippi this vibrant city of culture and jazz is completely surrounded by water. Loosing land fast to the Gulf of Mexico, sitting on unstable silty mud, it is also directly in the firing line of hurricanes every year.
How does the city’s buildings and infrastructure survive the onslaught of these deadly forces? This film takes apart a hurricane, looks beneath the city’s great superdome to see how it can survive 1000 mph winds, we reveal how its skyscrapers stop themselves sinking and how there is now a plan to build the biggest network of pump stations in the world, which will prevent the city flooding, however big the hurricane.
Stunning CGI animation peels the glass off its skyscrapers, lifts up its bridges to see how they survive a super storm, and lifts the roof of the iconic Superdome to reveal it’s inner workings.
This film explores the geology that shaped the city’s past and challenges its future, from the silt into which the city is sinking to the barriers that will prevent the next hurricane hitting New Orleans.